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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L brake/drive fault VIN: WBAGN63433
Any BMW techs give me some advice on this one. I replaced the engine in this one did batt disconnect first as on any other car was very careful with everything during R&R motor started right up but now I have a brake/drive-fault message on the dash and abs lig... Trouble codes: 5EDD, 278D, 87AD
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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L courtesy and dome lamps VIN: 1GNEK13K4S
As stated: courtesy lamps dome lamps ... all lamps (courtesy and dome. not map or reading or glove box) on fuse ckt 156 will not shut off. The customer disconnected all the door pin switches and I have unplugged the h/lamp-c/lamp switch. as per the diagram th...
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Head light Door problem VIN: 1G1YY32G2Y
Hello Friends This 2000 Corvette came to my shop with a new dead battery. When I hooked up the battery charger I found that both headlight cover motors turn, but the headlights won't come up. I disconnected both headlight motor assemblies and charged the batt...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNET16M85
HELLO everyone , thanks in advance for any help. I was told that the customer came out one morning and this vehicle would crank over but not start. after that it ended up at a shop who replaced the crank sensor twice, a used computer then replaced the engine c... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft sensor circuit)
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Mechanical
Hi guys and gals, I have a head scratcher here. A 2007 AWD Equinox with 269k on the clock. The problem I am having is this thing wont act up until it's 130 miles from my shop.With no input from driver this thing will start shaking violently at 55, applying the...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Starting VIN: 1GCHK23697
This truck was towed in customer stated he left key on for 4 hours then he was unable to jump start - Customer replaced batteries and ignition switch (OE switch) I found no communication with ECM and BCM replaced and programmed both - performed theft relearn o...
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2007 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L 2ND gear shift VIN: 1GCCS13E17
Came in on the hook. Customer stated no power. Check engine light was on. Only code was p0520 OPS circuit. Was told it seemed to be in limp mode. Replaced OPS\cleared code. P0520 fixed. Test drove and was told it still seems to have shifting/limp issues. There...
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LTZ 6.6L backup carera
backup camera wires pulled out of 6 pin connector when tailgate was removed, can somebody with dealer wiring information tell me which color wires go into each pin on camera plug. I have a yellow-red-white-black-black-tan the plug is numbered 1-6 in anybody co...
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2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Fan VIN: 2C3HE66G53
Hi Everyone, I have checked the operation of the fan motor by swapping it with the left one. same problem. I have swapped the hi/lo relay and the hi relay in the pdc with no fix. I noticed that the right fan if I ground it then it works. I tried swapping the r...
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2007 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Evaporator Core VIN: 2A4GP44R17
Having a problem with running a vacuum test on this vehicle. After replacing both the rear evap core and rear expansion valve. The original time the vehicle came in we had no problems with discharge vacuum or recharge. Added dye to system to find leak. We hav...
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2003 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Over Heating VIN: 1D4HS38N73
Need Help Again Guys, With the A/C running, when the vehicle comes to a stop (more noticable on a hot day), you can see the temp. gauge needle slightly moving back and forth. When operating this vehicle before this started to occur, even on hot days with A/C...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Steering VIN: 1D7HU18D74
Customer stated that the steering binds and locks up on him, on long rt turns (exit ramp type) and now starting to do it on left turns from a dead stop. Extensive road tests revealed that the problem was very intermittent and almost non existent. I did notice ...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR11X4R
truck has no power at low speed better at upper end also back fires exhaust blew new muffler last time backfired have pulled exhaust and inspected for restiction cat had been gutted replaced muffler i can not get any codes i have replaced every sensor except i...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14H2T
Hello All, This one has me a little confused. I keep getting a code P0385 for crankshaft sensor B circuit failure, The problem is this truck doen't have a crankshaft sensor (misfire detection sensor) so the flow charts for this code on alldata is not correct.... Trouble codes: P0385 (Crank sensor B circuit malfunction)
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L compressor relay
compressor comes on for 10 seconds then kicks out and doesn't come on again unless the key is turned off then started back up. The relay is good but loses it's ground after 10 seconds and doesn't come back.
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L engine compression VIN: 1FTYR14U51
Hi Ford techs, I got this Ranger 3.0 no start with low compression. Heads were checked and milled with new head gaskets. The cooling system now holds pressure with plugs out. Also I did a wet compression test with a slight increase in compression. There is no ...
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2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Compressor, pressure release valve VIN: 2FMZA51614
This van came in with the customer stating that he thought he blew an A/C line. I inspected and found oil all over the back of the compressor, so, thinking that the line O-Rings had blown out, I replaced them and recharged the system. After starting the vehicl...
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2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU17556
Hi fellow techs. I have this 3 valve 5.4 expedition that keeps setting a p0345 and p0349 immediately after start up. this veh. was purchased at an auction by a used car lot. they replace bank 2 sensor with no results. I have fixed several of these with phaser ... Trouble codes: P0345 (Cam sensor ckt bank 2), P0349 (camshaft sensor signal intermittant bank 2)
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2008 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Coolant VIN: 1FDXE45PX8
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for your help and expertise. I have a 6.0 L diesel that came in about 1000 miles ago with heavy oil in the coolant. No other running issues. Removed and replaced the engine oil cooler and flushed per the Ford TSB with si...
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2011 Ford E-250 5.4L No 4th gear. VIN: 1FTNE2EL2B
This van neutrals when it goes into 4th gear. All other gears shift normal. It has code p0731 (gear 1 incorrect ratio) and p0732 (gear 2 incorrect ratio). We do not rebuild transmissions but we do install Jasper transmissions. What I want to know is if at this...
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2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L Rear Tail Gate Release VIN: KM8NU13CX7
This vechicle is without rear power door system ,found that once the rear gate was latched the only way to open is from manual safty latch in rear door behind cover ,the scanner shows switch being operation normally and show latch in locked position, has new h...
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2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48KX7
Customer came in a month ago with p0430 code after checking with bore scope i found catalyst substrate missing from bank 2 catalyst . This was still covered under manufacturers warranty and customer returned to dealer where they repalced catalytic convertor. O... Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 cat inefficency)
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air Susp VIN: SALMF15417
Morning guys. I have a ranger rover that the susp never dropes down and seems to be ok. Car came in with code c1a13. Replace compressor, relay, and reflashed system per dealership. I replaced the compressor kit and relay but sent it to the dealer for flashing....
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L speedometer VIN: JT8UF11E4N
92 Lexus LS400 came in with complaint speedometer does not work. Has 2 codes in transmission. 67 OD speed sensor and 63 shift solenoid. Ohmed out OD speed sensor and it ohms out fine. Replaced PCM with used part and code 67 went away. According to elec. schema...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L glow light VIN: WDBCB20C1F
hello we have this 300sd and the glow plug light will go on when key is turned then go out when glow plugs get warm then after starting the glow light will come back on and stay on till key is shut off. if key is turned on and engine not started the system see...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No crank no start VIN: WDBLJ70GGY
Symptom is a no-crank no-start, vehicle appears to power up with key on. Did a lot of reading on iATN, 90% of these P1570 problems seem to be isolated to the ML series of Benz vehicles. I'll be honest here. I have not and will not "try" any new parts until ... Trouble codes: P1570 (DAS to ECM Interrupted N3/10), P1747 (CAN fault from ETC or IC clears has not returned)
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 3.0L seat belt buckle VIN: WDBWK54FX6
hello fellow mb techs. I have this 171 that has a left seat buckle fault that is exceedingly intermittent. however I have determined through actual values testing and wiggle testing the problem lies in the wiring/contact. this buckle comes whole with wiring an...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4JGBF22E58
Hey all, need a little help on this on. It was brought in with a bad air take housing [cracked] and bad intake runner control motor. I bought these parts new from dealer. After install during road test it will surge and setting a p0299 turbo under boost code. ... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo Under boost)
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Wipers, Radio, Cluster VIN: WP1AA29P74
Vehicle brought in after 6 weeks without use for inoperative(intermittent) radio, exterior turn signal lights working but indicators in cluster inoperative, and windshield wipers inoperative, and the chimes for door open/ key in ignition not working. Performed...
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2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 3.6L daytime running lights VIN: 3C6URVJG2E
I am going to perform an import (from usa to canada) inspection on this unit. I have the witech scan tool, but have never seen one of these new units. Are we able to turn on the drl by changing the country status and enabling drl? Same as chrysler legacy units...
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2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L evap temp VIN: 4S3BMBB64A
customer complained of no cold Came in with out freon. Service valves leaked so we changed. It worked fine till the next warm day. We brought it back in pulled freon out, it had a full charge. Recharged it and took it for a drive cooled Real good for the first...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K1Y
Howdy Y'all! This Camry came in and won't stay running after driving 5 miles or so. The p1310 has me looking for loss of IGF signal from that coil to ecm. Here is the weird part... The IGF signal on both coils looks up side down. the "flat line" is 5v and the ... Trouble codes: P1310
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L indicator flashes VIN: JT2BK18UX3
Good afternoon everyone. i have this prius that belongs to my boss. he just bought this at auction 2 weeks ago so history is unknown. he complained that the ac was inop on monday. yesturday i recovered .43 lbs evacuated added dye and recharged system.all was g...
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2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Short Block Damage VIN: 1NXBR32E53
HELLO TO ALL OF YOU SLAVING TO KEEP AMERICA GOING!! I have a question I can't get a straight answer for. I put a motor in this for my son-in-law 3 years ago. He failed to do his oil changes unlike my daughters van. (He stays on top of thoses knowing I'll check...
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2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TDBT48A14
Customer complian truck wont engage to 4WD, lights is blinking,no codes is found, test ohms the 2 switches on the transfere case & its within the spec,leaning towards the acuator but its almost $1200.00 & 9hrs worth of labor, I need some adivse,,,any help will...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF31K86
this car is having same symptoms of a bad crankcase breather (poor idle and misfire) when off idle cars runs good and strong no misfires under load. it is throwing a P2279 air intake system leak. manifold has steady 19" of vac. I tested the crankcase breather ... Trouble codes: P2279 (Intake air system leak), P0300 (Multiple Cyl misfire 1 2 3 4 5)
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2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L immobilizer VIN: YV1MS68254
hello fellas i have a 04 s40. I just replaced engine with used one and reinstalled. now when i first started i didnt relize key was goin get stuck once i removed the harness and battery so i just left it in during swap. Now i have immobilizer in dash and we do...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH78E66
One respondent told me to ask the local Audi shop foreman for help but I got nowhere with that. Mark suggested that a vacuum leak or coked throttle body could cause this problem but smoke tests and throttle body inspection revealed nothing. Dallas sai... Trouble codes: P0068 (MAP/MAF/Throttle position correlation).
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Windows, sunroof, doorlocks VIN: WBABF4322S
Thanks to all replys. This concern has been fixed by fluck. My son had left the door open all night to the point that the battery drained completely. After recharging the battery everthing started working normal, figure that. I don't know if I mentioned this...
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1987 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP5130H
Hi Everyone, Sorry for the delay. Well, as most of you said it was the new MAF sensor we had installed. I knew the reading were weird but just could not tell if it was because of the computer or the data was real. It runs as good as it is going to now consi... Trouble codes: 34 (Mass air flow), 13 (Oxygen sensor).
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2008 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6L Engine VIN: 1G4HE57Y98
Thank you for all the useful information. [...] this is a Northstar engine w/possible head gasket issues we decided to ship it out and not attempt the repair. Just not enough information to be even remotely confident of a repair. This is evident based on th...
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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L valve lifters VIN: 1G6DM57N13
As mentioned in the update, the vehicle was towed to another shop after the exhaust cam seized causing the timing belt to snap. The shop owner working on the car read through the write-up on our paperwork calling out the evident lack of oil pressure and the r...
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1JF5246X
First thanks to all for your input. As it turns out the ground cable was indeed the problem and at the battery tray where the cable bolts to it. even though it looked good it wasn't until i pulled the cable off and found that just under the insulation the cabl...
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C3FY48B94
thank you for your help. both fans were turning on. just week and not pushing enough air to cool the system.
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1D4GP25B93
Sorry it took so long to post this but this nightmare is finally over the curb. Bottom line is when I received the PCM form chrysler it indeed was looking for SKIM. Chrysler Tech line was extremely helpful. Most probably before I got the PCM it had been plugge...
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L engine VIN: 1D4HB58DX4
Well i'm going to close this request because I am going on vaca soon and my not get back to it until after I come back-did pull cam and cam is fine-no wear at all and verified that all lifters are new+no bent or plugged pushrods-removed plastic plugs for mds h...
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 2D4RN4DE2A
thanx for the 3 replies. we had a guy come in with his witech and program the new key.yes the original old key was bad also.all is good,were getting witech soon.thanx again.
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L compressor VIN: 3FAFP07116
Thank you for all the replies. The fix was replacing the evaporator temperature sensor and replacing the a/c pressure sensor using a Ford sensor. After replacing these components all is well.
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2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FD3E35S58
We do alot of programming and this is the first time I ever saw an instrument cluster act like this. It was an overcast day which helped in the repair of this vehicle. Even without the key in the ignition, because of it being somewhat dark outside, I noticed a... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected vehicle immobilized).
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2003 GMC Sierra 3500 8.1L transmission VIN: 1GDJK39G23
Thanks everyone for your assistance. I ordered a reman transmission for the customer. Vehicle runs great.
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L ignition keys VIN: 1HGCG565XW
imobilizer needs no programing, keys can be programmed by anybody with a scanner that has that capability, i had a lockmith do this car. the grey key is the valet key, it will open the door and start the car but not open the trunk. thanks to andrew, david, win...
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2009 Honda Civic LX 1.8L ABS Module VIN: 1HGFA16559
We presented our estimate of the labor cost to the customer and he did not appove the repair, which in this case was the replacing of the harness. The vehicle apparently had been in an accident and the harness to the ABS was not replaced.
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2007 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L a/c system VIN: KMHDU46D77
Thanks for the help guys but this ones going to the dealer- there is little to no info available to attempt to diagnose this one- the dealer will be on the phone with tech support for sure! to recap- heater/ a/c system turns itself on when set to off- may blow...
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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51C05
thank you all for the replies, even the sarcastic one that didn't bother to read the entire post where scan codes were clearly posted. Most mentioned that coils were, indeed suspect in this vehicle. I would have liked to swap coils but as most of you know, the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected), P1316 (Injector circuit/IDM codes detected), P0352 (Ignition coil B primary/secondary circuit), P0354 (Ignition coil D primary/secondary circuit), P0356 (Ignition coil F primary/secondary circuit), P1368 (Ignition Spare).
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12813
Wow is all I have to say. If it were not for Frank [...] I would still be shaking my head. After chasing sticking valves,fuel trims ,coils, injectors, computers, throttle bodies, tps, the list goes on and on. After the day I posted I started to try to get th... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire all cylinders), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306.
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2007 Lexus GX470 4.7L e brake shoes VIN: JTJBT20X77
Good evening all Thanks for all the responses to help me what I did is just about what everyone said to do put a wedge in to hold the brake shoe tight against backing plate played around with needle nose pliers used a magnet finally got it.You would think they...
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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Noise VIN: 4A4JN2AS1B
Thanks for the replys, I've decided to let customer take it back to the used car lot she bough it from. They sold her an extended warranty and I realy don't want to deal with them guys at this time. I do beleave you guys are right do, by doing a complete timi...
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2009 Subaru Forester X 2.5L 1-2 Hard Shift VIN: JF2SH61669
Thanks to everyone that helped! I will refer vehicle to the dealer to perform a relearn. All solenoids seem to be operating correctly with no delay or amperage spikes, I just do not have access to software to perform the relearn. Thanks again! Brian
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2007 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L water leak VIN: WVGZE77LX7
Found evaporator drain clogged up, clean drain at firewall area, all water in box has been escape out-system all Ok at this time.
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5549V
First,like always,I want to thank all of you for your help and suggestions in getting this car fixed. First we cleaned all the ground points but I wanted to make sure we had good grounds so we made new ground wires going straight to the battery. After test dri... Trouble codes: P0335, P0102, P0340.
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2002 Volvo V40 1.9L emissions VIN: YVB1VW2952
custormer has taken volvo...was supposed to take to volvo specialist but has not yet...also called local volvo dealer and they stated that they never herd or had this problem..will post when i have new info thanks to all.
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2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L battery VIN: YV1SZ59205
Pulled the alarm siren fuse. vehicle continues to start.
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L cylinder head VIN: YV1CZ85205
First of course is to thank all who responded. In the end the sealant seemed to be a very expansive silicone sealant but I can't swear to that with 100 % certainty, As to it being Anerobic, It is not.. approx 1/2 hour after I opened it I noted it started to...
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